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Wardrobe essentials

There are a few things that every woman must stock up in her wardrobe. Bags, accessories, footwear, clothes... fashionistas believe a choice of all of this doubles up as a life-saver sometimes.

Metrolife interacted with a few designers from across the country. They each had different viewpoints on what wardrobe essentials comprise. Some think clothes such as tunics, printed tops or just plain tops, an evening dress should suffice, others feel accessories, bags and footwear can go a long way in lifting a garment.  

Delhi-based fashion designer Jattinn Kochhar feels that a white shirt-blouse is essential. “It can be teamed with tailored pants or skirts for a formal look. It also looks great when worn with basic blue jeans,” reasons Jattinn. He thinks a black or dark coloured tailored pants, preferably in a woven fabric with a small percentage of lycra in it gives the pants a better fit and also increases the life of the garment. “These pants are complete lifesavers, for you can wear them to work and just combine with accessories for an evening out,” he adds. A sari is a must. A solid colour chiffon or georgette sari is great for any semi-formal or formal occasion. “It can be worn both during the day and in the evening. Wear a lycra knit blouse with it to give the ensemble a more individualistic look with real or even costume jewellery,” reasons Jattinn.

 Talking about evening gowns, Jattinn observes that the length of an evening dress can vary according to your choice. “Gowns that are knee-length, three-quarter length and full length are quite good. Pair this with a simple classic watch with a thin leather strap and a delicate square or rectangular dial. A string of pearls can be teamed with almost anything,” he says.

Deepika Govind is best known for her simple styling techniques.
There’s always something new to look forward to in her work. She thinks a pair of black trousers, a couple of white tops — some drapy and some structured, printed tunics that go with denim and as leggings would be just perfect. She points out that a jacket with Indian brocade and blockprints can be worn with both Indian and Western wear.

However, Deepika feels that every woman must concentrate on her footwear. “The footwear must be sober, elegant or funky. It has to stand the test of time, should be comfortable and blend with just about anything,” says Deepika. In accessories, “an exotic giant rings, chunky bracelet, long elegant earrings... all of these are attention grabbers,” says Deepika and adds, “bags depend on personal taste and style.” 

 Namratha G, another designer suggests that a snug fit white T-shirt and slim-fit full sleeved crisp white shirt should go with just about any coloured pants or just plain jeans. She insists that the denims must be well fit. “A formal pant (black, navy or grey), a formal skirt and formal jacket can be paired with just about any western outfit,” says Namratha.  
When it comes to casual wear Namratha points out that a casual printed T-shirt, a pair of capris, tunic top are a must have. She feels an elegant sari goes best with a well-crafted choli.

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